Much has been said about Ryan Gosling laughing during the Oscars mix-up, where La La Land was mistakenly announced as Best Picture instead of Moonlight.
While everyone else was visibly mortified, the actor was seen trying to control a fit of giggles as the hosts tried to correct the gaffe.
ryan gosling laughing when they messed up with best picture at the oscars would actually be me pic.twitter.com/aiVxqIfq6i
— kelly (@kelly_pxng) February 27, 2017
Once again, his reaction has been introduced in a number of memes, and he even increased his chances of becoming the next James Bond, all because of his expression!
— Khaya says so (@khayazn) February 27, 2017
Was it a moment of sadistic irony, or was there something more to it?
The “La La Land” star finally cleared the air on his rather peculiar reaction, and it’s a lot less silly than most of us think.
“What really was happening as I was watching, it was surreal anyway, I was watching people start to have this panicked reaction in the crowd and guys were coming on with headsets and I felt like someone had been hurt. I thought there was some kind of medical situation, and I had this worst-case scenario playing out in my head. And then I just heard Moonlight won and I was so relieved that I started laughing.”